The Edinburg Police Department is a "Tier 1" reporting agency. Tier 1 agencies have audio/video equipment in their patrol vehicles in order to document motor vehicle contacts. The Edinburg Police Department tracks the following information on motor vehicle contacts which result in a citation or arrest.
-Information on searches of vehicles.
-Reason for the stop.
-Whether the officer knew the race of the individual prior to the stop.
Edinburg Police Policy
It is the policy of the Edinburg Police Department to prohibit any law enforcement initiated contact based on an individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin, but rather on the individual's behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity. Edinburg Police Officers are strictly prohibited from engaging in racial profiling.
No person shall be discouraged, intimidated, or coerced by anyone from filing a complaint, or be discriminated against because they have filed such a complaint. The Edinburg Police Department will accept and investigate all complaints.
Edinburg Police Officers receive comprehensive education and training on racial profiling established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.